The 80s had their chance, and now the 90s nostalgia can be seen building up and storming minds everywhere. Almost every day, it seems another remake of a beloved show or movie is confirmed or rumored.
Here is a list of the ‘90s reboots we can expect to see soon:
1. The Powerpuff Girls
Original On-air Duration: 1998-2005
Reboot expected: 2016, currently airing on Cartoon Network
The Original Powerpuff Girls was a series chronicling the adventures of three young super heroines: Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. This was a classic tale of the ‘90s, surfing the “girl power” waves trending during that time.
A reboot of this series was released in April 2016 and has consistently earned high ratings. Many fans of the original series do not seem to be entirely happy. One of the primary complaints is addressed the fact that the original voice artists for the girls’, Cathy Cavadini, E.G Daily, and Tara Strong have been replaced by new voice artists Amanda Leighton, Natalie Palamides, and Kristen Li.
Powerpuff Girls could be viewed as a warning to temper our excitement regarding the rest of the ‘90s reboots. Things might likely never be the same as we remember them to be.
2. Hey Arnold
Original On-air Duration: 1996-2004
Reboot expected: November 23, 2017
Hey Arnold!, was a beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about a boy who had a head somewhat shaped like a football. The series ended on a huge cliffhanger in 2004, when Arnold finds a map that pointed out the possible locations of his long lost parents, Stella and Miles. This cliffhanger was supposed to be resolved in a theatrical film but the plan was put to a stop because of the Box Office failure of the series’ first big screen appearance; Hey Arnold!: The Movie, and also because of the show creator, Craig Bartlett’s falling out with Nickelodeon.
For several years, fans rootedfor the movie to get into making, while Bartlett and the show’s production team showed full support. This wish was finally fulfilled in 2016. Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, which is a 90 minute TV movie, is set to be released in November 2017 on Nickelodeon. The film is determined to finally figure out the mystery surrounding Arnold’s parents.
Bartlett has conveyed hope that a new season of Hey Arnold! will receive the green signal if the movie becomes a success.